Foo Fighters – Western Springs

What a great night! The Foo Fighters rocked Western Springs last night and I was right up the front in the mosh (something I’ve never braved before) catching all the action. It hosed down for the opening acts – Cairo Knife Fight (which we missed), Fucked Up (which we caught most of), the hilarious Tenacious D, and then the Foos for nearly 3 hours of good ol’ rock n roll. Dave is the ultimate front man, chatting, cracking jokes and telling us how awesome we were (you can tell us that all you like, Dave), even promising to come back and do the Auckland Town Hall again. Wonder who I’d have to kill to get a ticket to that event…

I managed to get my camera on the wrong setting for photos (typical) but captured some pretty good video which I’ll spend the weekend cobbling together. I didn’t think I’d manage nearly 5 hours rocking out in the mosh, but did it and came away standing, unscathed, a little muddy, damp and hoarse, but otherwise stoked at having such a great night. Nothing beats a live act – especially premo stadium rock by one of the absolute best bands on the planet!

Set List:

  • All My Life
  • Rope
  • The Pretender
  • My Hero
  • Learn to Fly
  • White Limo
  • Arlandria
  • Breakout
  • Cold Day in the Sun
  • Long Road to Ruin
  • Stacked Actors
  • Walk
  • Monkey Wrench
  • Let It Die
  • These Days
  • This is a Call
  • In the Flesh? (Pink Floyd cover)
  • Best of You

Encore:

  • Wheels (Acoustic – Dave solo)
  • Times Like These (started acoustic, then full band)
  • Generator
  • Tie Your Mother Down (Queen cover)
  • Everlong

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